A Tivoli Gardens High School student accused of assaulting a 56-year-old teacher will return to court on September 7, 2022, for mention.
The 16-year-old, who is charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, had his bail extended when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Family Court downtown Kingston on Tuesday.
The teen was charged after he and the senior teacher got into a fight. A video of the altercation went viral on social media.
Allegations are that the teacher was conducting her class when the accused student entered and began behaving boisterously. It is alleged that the teacher asked him to leave but he refused.
This led to a physical confrontation causing bruises and swelling to the teacher’s face, upper body, and breast. The teen was later charged.